Ken Nilson, M.S., CSCS

Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Science/Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ken Nilson

Coach Nilson, originally from Georgia, teaches a variety of courses in Exercise and Sport Science. Along with being an assistant professor, he is also the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Pacers Athletics Department. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) with coaching experience at both the NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 level. As a former small school student-athlete, he can relate to our student-athletes on a much more personal level, which drives his passion to help them achieve a higher level of performance. When he is not cheering on his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers or Atlanta Braves, he also enjoys training and spending quality time with his wife and dog.


  • B.S. in Biology, LaGrange College
  • M.S. in Strength and Conditioning, LaGrange College